'''The Samples''' is a band formed in Boulder, CO in 1987. The band's name came from the members' early sustenance of food sampling|food samples
from the local King Soopers
The music has been described as "reggae influenced rock/pop" and a cross between The Police
and the Grateful Dead
The founding members were Sean Kelly (Guitar/Vocals), Charles Hambleton (Guitar), Andy Sheldon (Bass/Vocals), Jeep MacNichol (Drums/Vocals), and Al Laughlin (Keyboards/Vocals).